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Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences

Geomorphology and Society

Editors: E. Meadows, Michael, Lin, Jiun-Chuan (Eds.)

  • Provides state-of-the-art treatment of the relationship between geomorphology and society 
  • Contains contributions by leading international scholars with a strong interdisciplinary focus 
  • Shares key developments in understanding the geomorphology of the anthropocene
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About this book

This book deals with the relationship between geomorphology and society. This topic has had rather scant treatment in the literature except to some extent under the label “applied geomorphology”. In this text the authors aim to bring together conceptual issues and case studies of how geomorphology influences society and, indeed, how society is in turn influenced by geomorphology. In an age in which the influence of human activities on global environments has become so paramount that it is increasingly common to refer to it geologically as the “anthropocene”, the book aims to reflect on the geomorphological significance of widespread and diverse forms of human impact in a range of environmental settings.

About the authors

Professor Mike Meadows is Head of the Department of Environmental & Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town and Secretary-General and Treasurer of the International Geographical Union

Professor J-C Lin is the Chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Geomorphology and Society

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Geomorphology and Society: An Introduction

    Meadows, Michael E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Geomorphology in the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Past, Pointers for the Future?

    Meadows, Michael E.

    Pages 7-22

  • Society and Geomorphology: Addressing the (Mis-)Use of Aggregate Resources

    Soyez, Dietrich

    Pages 23-42

  • Geomorphological Responses in a Dynamic Environment: How Landforms Interact with Human Activities in Taiwan

    Lin, Jiun-Chuan

    Pages 43-58

  • The Impact of Typhoon Morakot in 2009 on Landslides, Debris Flows and Population in the Chishan River Catchment, Taiwan

    Jen, Chia Hung (et al.)

    Pages 59-81

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56000-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-55998-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomorphology and Society
Editors
  • Michael E. Meadows
  • Jiun-Chuan Lin
Series Title
Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56000-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56000-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55998-6
Series ISSN
2198-3542
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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